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Cultural crossover: Label tapped into demand for Ukrainian music

In the mid-1960s, the biggest-selling Manitoba-based recording act wasn’t the Guess Who, but Ukrainian-language country duo Mickey & Bunny.

Their recording of Woody Guthrie’s This Land is Your Land, sung in both Ukrainian and English, sold more than 70,000 copies, making them one of the most successful recording artists in Western Canada.

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